Upcoming Events for the Week of April 25th

Here is a roundup of this week’s conferences, webinars, and trainings for home visitors and others who work with pregnant women and families with little ones. Also included: events around L.A. County that you can share with the families you serve. Want to look further into the future? See the comprehensive lists we update weekly for:

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April is:
Events happening throughout April

LACMA During Arts Month: Free Admission to Museum and Events
April is Arts Month in Los Angeles County! You’ll find seven exhibitions at LACMA, plus enjoy many FREE experiences including a film screening, wellness programs, and family activities throughout Los Angeles County. LACMA is FREE weekdays after 3 pm to everyone residing in L.A. County and always free for L.A. County youth 17 and under—with an accompanying adult—as part of the NexGenLA program.
Presented by Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LA County Recreation Programs: Sports, Aquatics and More!
Dates and times vary

LA County parks are offering a range of activities and programs for the whole family this winter! For more information, please visit parks.lacounty.gov or call (626) 588-5364.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Check-In with Your Mental Health Focus Groups
Recruiting participants
This opportunity is open to youth 14-17 years old who identify as Black/African-American, Latinx, or Multi-Racial and live and attend high school in South LA. For more information, email ypar.southLA@gmail.com or call (323) 357-3454.
Presented by Charles R. Drew University

Free or Low-Cost Internet for Students
Visit GetConnectedLosAngeles.lacity.org or call 3-1-1 to learn about available options.
Presented by the City of L.A.

Free Eye Exam and Basic RX Eyewear
Wednesdays, by appointment: Lenscrafters in Westfield Santa Anita, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Free eye exam and basic RX eyewear are available for qualifying NAMI SGV members and friends. No drop-ins; appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, contact sgvnami@pacificclinics.org.
Presented by Dr. Tina Chiou of Clarity Advanced Optometry and One Sight of EssilorLuxottica

Test to Treat COVID-19 Program
You can now get free same-day testing and free antiviral medication across LA County sites. Click here, call 211 or text 844-833-1334 to find a free county testing location.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone age 12 and over, regardless of health insurance and immigration status, at dozens of locations across L.A. County. Many of the vaccination sites are open late and on weekends. Some don’t require an appointment. Click here or visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a location near you. Also see California’s Vax for the Win program for $50 gift cards and tickets to Six Flags … just for protecting yourself and your loved ones from a potentially deadly virus.
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Early Childhood and Family Engagement Events
Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library:

For more information on the events hosted, please refer to this calendar.

Monday, April 25

“BenefitsCal” is Coming
April 25
Your Benefits Now (YBN) is changing to BenefitsCal.com. This will be a new and simple way to apply for, view, and renew benefits for health coverage, food, and cash assistance (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKs). BenefitsCal.com will also replace the DPSS mobile app because the website is mobile-friendly, and it allows customers to upload documents from their phone.

Webinar: LGBTQIA2+ Families Then and Now 
April 25
, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Will include conversations with a diverse range of parents who identify as LGBTQIA2+. This is a series, with the last webinar on June 20. All webinars have live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Virtual Training: Core Practice Concepts in Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth
April 25
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Role of the Clinician: Participating in the Child and Family Team Process
April 25
, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Tuesday, April 26

Virtual Training: DC: 0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Clinical Training
April 26 & 27
, TBA
Presented by Los Angeles Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process 
April 26
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Underlying Needs: A Strengths/Needs-Based Service Crafting Approach
April 26
, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Cultural Humility Series – Interview Panel 4: Integrating Cultural Humility Into Early Start Practice
April 26
, 9:30am – 11:30am
For more information, click here.
Presented by California Early Start

Virtual Training: Training Series in Preparation for Paid Family Leave Advocacy Day
April 26
, 10:00am – 11:30am
Presented by California Work & Family Coalition

Virtual Event: Fostering Overall Health Community Speaker Series – Sexual and Reproductive Wellness for Adolescents in Foster Care
April 26
, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Presented by UCLA Pritzker Center

Free COVID-19 Prevention Health Kits & Giveaways
April 26
, 4:00pm – 7:00pm: Pacoima Community Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd., Unit 2, Pacoima, CA 91331
Kits include masks, COVID-19 rapid home tests, sanitizers and more! Free haircuts and health screenings will also be available.
Prevents by El Nido Family Centers and others

LA County Racial Equity Strategic Plan Listening Session
April 26, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Join Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and the Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI) initiative to provide comments on the draft Los Angeles County Racial Equity Strategic Plan during the public comment period.
Presented by LA County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and others

Wednesday, April 27

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process 
April 27
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Training: Grief and Loss: Supporting Children, Youth and Families
April 27
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Observing the Parent-Child Relationship 
April 27
, 10:00am – 11:00am
To view the 2021/2022 Start Early webinar schedule, please click here.
Presented by Start Early

Webinar: Move Your Way: The Physical Activity Guidelines in Action
April 27
, 10:30am – 11:30am
Presented by The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

Webinar: The Unique Role of Medical-Legal Partnerships in Helping Health Centers Address Disability & Chronic Disease Discrimination
April 27, May 11 & 25, June 8
, 11:00am – 12:30pm 
Presented by Health Outreach Partners and others 

Webinar: Lessons Learned About Survivor-Centered Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Pediatric Healthcare Providers
April 27
, 11:00am
Presented by Futures Without Violence

Webinar: Diversity Meets Picture Books! What You Need to Know to Select Inclusive Materials
April 27
, 11:00am
Presented by Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and Barefoot Books

Webinar: Applying a Developmental-Relational Framework in Working with Adults Who’ve Experienced Trauma
April 27
, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Presented by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

Webinar: Nicole Hannah-Jones: Teacher, Journalist and Creator of The 1619 Project 
April 27
, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Closed captioning and Spanish interpretation will be available.
Presented by California Endowment

Webinar: Everything you need to know about HPV and pregnancy
April 27
, 9:00am
Presented by International Papillomavirus Society 

Supersquad Assemble Support Group for New and Expecting Black Moms/Birthing Persons
April 27
, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
This free group will focus on mental health and strategies for wellness. For more information, please click here or email sgvaaimm@gmail.com.
Presented by Therapeutic Play Foundation, in partnership with San Gabriel Valley African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (SGV AAIMM)

Thursday, April 28

Virtual Training: Effective Strategies for Family and Youth Engagement
April 28
, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Webinar: Introducing a Toolkit to Advance Racial Health Equity in Primary Care Improvement Efforts
April 28
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by the California Improvement Network and the California Health Care Foundation

Webinar: Summer Meals: Mitigating the Impact of the Loss of the Summer Nutrition Waivers
April 28
, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presented by Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

Virtual Training: Advanced Practice Training for Clinicians Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
April 28
, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
This training is intended for clinical providers. To reserve your spot, enter access code: Clincal2022
Presented by DMH + UCLA Wellbeing for LA Learning Center

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability: Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process 
April 28
, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Conference: Care Beyond the Clinic Walls
April 28-29
: University of Redlands
Presented by California School-Based Health Alliance

Virtual Support Sessions: Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program
April 28
, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Available in English and Spanish, the course helps dads interact with their kids, manage feelings and frustrations, and communicate better with all family members. Register here or contact Nadia Martinez at (213) 588-0228 (texting is OK) or at nmartinez@eisnehealth.org.
Presented by Hundley Foundation and Eisner Health

Friday, April 29

Virtual Training: Promoting Placement Stability Utilizing the Child and Family Team Process 
April 29
, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Presented by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Virtual Event: Building a National Movement to Prevent Trauma and Foster Resilience – Building the Movement through Advocacy and Policy
April 29
, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Presented by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, & PACEs Connection

Smarty Pants Storytime: National Poetry Month
April 29, 11:00am
This event is for kids ages 2 – 5 with their parent or caregiver.
Presented by L.A. County Library

Celebrate Día: Food Traditions and Family Fun!
April 29, 4:00pm
This event is for children ages 5 – 12 with their parent or caregiver.
Presented by L.A. County Library

Saturday, April 30

Under the Sea! 
April 30, 10:00am – 12:00pm: L.A. Community Church, 10611 S Hoover St., Los Angeles, CA 90044
Explore the world of S.T.E.A.M. while performing science experiments and engaging in critical thinking discussions as you explore the deep blue sea. This event is for fathers/ male role models and their child(ren).
Presented by D.A.D. Project and others

Sunday, May 1

10th Anniversary 2022 Spring Garden Tour
May 1
, 10:00am – 5:00pm: Ladera Park, 6027 Ladera Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056
Join Inspired Garden Artistry for the 10th Anniversary Spring Garden Tour. The Vendor Fair is transformed into a community hub that features FREE access to a kids zone, a neighborhood plant swap, art, plant vendors, food, music, and more.
Presented by Inspired Garden Artistry

NATAL x Liberated Black Futures’ Creative Writing Workshop
May 1
, 10:00am
Presented by Natal and Liberated Black Futures

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